The Last Straw

by  Paul Bauer

Short Play, Comedy  /  3m, 5f

Henpecked Arnold's wife discovers he has lost his job. Laying down the law, she says she will become the breadwinner-- and he will be the "housewife." Their daughter proposes a solution that restores family harmony.

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The Last Straw

by  Paul Bauer

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 5f
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Henpecked Arnold's wife discovers he has lost his job. Laying down the law, she says she will become the breadwinner-- and he will be the "housewife." Their daughter proposes a solution that restores family harmony.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Setting: The living room of the Drayton household, located in a large city in the Mid West.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

3m, 5f

GAIL DRAYTON -  Pretty, young, and attractive.
MRS. ARNOLD DRAYTON (LAURA) -  Her domineering mother.
ARNOLD DRAYTON -  Her henpecked husband.
IONE SHELBY - Interested in other folks' affairs.
MAMIE DILLSON -  A cook.
JOHNNY WILEY - In love with Gail.
JASON WILEY - His father, a successful business man.
EHTEL PRENTICE - A born gossip.

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